The TMRzoo “Beat the House” Week 2 picks and predictions are live. In week 1, the House emerged victorious, beating the collective membership 9 correct picks to 8. No, it wasn’t an impressive win, but a win nonetheless. The Madden 09 simulation on the Xbox 360 actually beat both the House and the members with 10 correct picks. Get your week 2 picks in now and try your best to Beat the House and move up the TMR Leaderboard in the process.
There are some interesting games already in week 2 and some Vegas spreads that I simply don’t understand. There are a whopping 9 inter-division games this week, the highlight being our Monday night contest between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. Both teams enter with a 1-0 record and their opponents had trouble stopping them in week 1. This game against the Eagles in Dallas has been a prime-time game in each of the last two seasons as well. You probably remember them, the camera was showing more of Jessica Simpson or Carrie Underwood than the game. Fortunately for the Cowboys, and whoever Tony Romo’s guest will be, this game has been scheduled early in the season, unlike the previous two meetings… before the yearly Dallas December disappearing act.
The other games to watch would be the Chargers vs. the Broncos and the Jets vs. the New England Patriots minus Tom Brady. The Jets being favored in this game is an outrage. Does everyone expect the Patriots to go 1-15 now that Brady is out for the year? No, they certainly are not as good a team, but they’re still at the average level that the rest of the league is at right now.
Beat the House
The rules of “Beat the House” are easy… Each week, our resident football genius will predict the outcome of all the week’s games. You, the members, agree or disagree with the “House” picks in hopes to achieve a better set of picks for the week. If the collective membership predicts more games correctly, then the House is beaten and prizes are awarded. What prizes? You’ll have to read on below.
Every member’s total picks will be tracked over the course of the season and displayed on the weekly leaderboard. At the end of the season, the member with the most correct overall picks will be named the grand prize winner. (Grand Prize sponsor is yet to be determined.)
Sound easy enough? It is. The best part is that there are no entry fees and no obligations. All you have to do is register in the TMR forums because we track your picks using that screen name… so choose it wisely.
If the House is beaten, one random member will win a DVD prize pack containing at least 3-5 DVDs. The pack will include at least one current-release DVD. Be on the look out for special releases and box sets as well. Again, this is only awarded to a member IF the collective membership Beats that House for that given week.
The member with the most correct picks each week is guaranteed a new Pro Grip Football, courtesy of NERF. If more than one member leads the pack in any given week, ties will be broken by overall picks on the year. Winners can choose from 7 pre-selected NFL team footballs. Not all NFL teams are available.
Along with the transition to the new site comes an exciting twist to the weekly activities. After members have made their weekly game selections, it is time to participate in the “Visionman Players of the Week”. Members guess who they think will be named the offensive and defensive players of the week. If both of those players are named as the NFL players of the week for that specific week, the member is awarded a Widow WGMI-1NG700 Intel Gaming PC, pictured above, from Widow PC. Please, PLEASE read the official rules for this part of the contest… espeically the spelling part.
The Playboy.com Perfect Pick Set
Perfection is not easy to come by in the NFL… just ask the 2007 New England Patriots. If a member picks a perfect week, they should be rewarded. Our friends at Playboy and Playboy.com understand and appreciate perfection, so they will be awarding a full one-year subscription to the Playboy.com Cyber Club (a $240 value) to any member who guesses every game correctly in any given week. To be eligible for the Playboy.com Perfect Prize pack, you must be 18 years of age or older and must confirm that age using a valid credit card. Don’t worry, the membership is still on them.
So how does all that sound? All you have to do is register in the TMRzoo forums (if you haven’t already) and visit the Beat the House weekly picks page to make your selections. We’re very much looking forward to this ultimate version of “Beat the House” and I hope you are as well. Tune back in on Tuesday, and every Tuesday throughout the season, to see the updated leaderboard and where you rank against The House and the rest of the membership.
If you missed out on week 1, don’t worry, you still can win all of the prizes described above. Enter Now!!
Good Luck and have a great 2008 season!